this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|5 days 5 hours ago||?||
"I guess my biggest takeaway from this is that the sky is most definitely NOT falling for Michigan with Rudock as our probable starter."
|1 week 1 day ago||A few||
Started collecting comic books when I was 10 - most notably Uncanny X-Men (Chris Claremont run - Byrne, Paul Smith favorite artists), Alpha Flight, Amazing Spider Man, Incredible Hulk, Elektra: Assassin 12 issue series, Daredevil, Watchmen. Was extremely partial to Marvel and a few indies.
Memorables? Miami Mice, Fish Police, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when they were black and white pencils and magazine size iirc, Contest of Champions, What If Jean Grey Lived?, Death of Jean Grey story Arc, Mutant Massacre story arc. Absolutely fantastic stuff back then.
Later the owner of Big Planet Comics in Vienna persuaded me to check out Grant Morrison's JLA relaunch. That led to checking out different Batman comics (most notably Frank Knight's Dark Knight, DK:R, and DK: SB). Kingdom Come was an incredible read (Mark Waid iirc?) coupled with Alex Ross' beautiful artwork.
As an aside, resisted checking out Daredevil on NetFlix as I was still scarred from Ben Affleck's Daredevil. Was skeptical of a television show's ability to capture both the character AND the superhero. Hooo boy, was I wrong.
And oops - how could I forget about Secret Wars (especially #4 with Hulk holding up a 50 billion ton mountain and #8 with Spidey's new black suit (symbiote)?
|1 week 1 day ago||How much||
for just one rib?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry for size...||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||How about||
A used Jimmy hat?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dark grey/rainy grey style||
Am thinking it's a nod to Frank Miller's style, who introduced "gritty" into comics.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Heard the opposite about Auburn||
That's interesting. 247 reporting that Auburn may have emerged as one of (if not the) biggest threats.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not only that||
Kurelic stated that WOTS was that Michigan led (OSU felt the same) - but of course he had to add that OSU will still be in hot and heavy pursuit.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Recognize||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It's Devin Gil...||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||battle||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure. Grew up in Jamaica||
Earliest memory of watching American Football defintely includes hearing Keith Jackson's voice talking about The Big House/The Rose Bowl ("The grand daddy of them all"). Always loved the uniforms and fight song. I remember Butch Woolfolk and Jamie Morris; definitely recall the hit on sideline against Penn State. I remember seeing Dave Boston and Woodson pushing and shoving; Desmond doing the pose and at first thinking no way is he going to catch that wait wait is there a cha - BLOODCLAAT HIM REALLY CATCH DA SUMN DEH? Saw Steve Emtman (sp) being quite the annoyance; I recall being VERY nervous when Michigan played...Ryan Leaf and Washington State. I recall the stomach ache when Rocket Ismail ran two touchdowns back (1989?). Had moved to America and attended Bishop McNamara when a classmate was being recruited pretty heavily by OSU and Michigan; I was rooting HARD for Mark to go to Michigan. Said Lloyd Carr called while he wasn't home yet told him if he wanted to go to Michigan that he'd have been there for the phone call - so he ended up going to OSU. Ew.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Also||
"Understand how a black hole warps/curves space time.Taking this into consideration, a beam of light has to travel a greater distance the closer it is to a black hole. On the other hand, light will continue to travel at speeds of 300,000 km/sec to an observer within that gravitational field - so time will go more slowly for that individual as compared to someone outside that gravitational field (per the time/distance relationship of speed)."
That applied to Brand and Cooper from Interstellar, who returned to The Endurance to find that Romilly had aged 23 years. Time for them slowed down relative Romilly who was outside of the gravitational influence of Gargantua.
Have heard that it may be easier to visualize space as a blanket, and planets/planetoids/stars as dropped objects on the blanket. The heavier the object, the stronger the "influence" it will have on say...a penny rolled towards it. Same effect on a beam of light.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||No, Mayweather didn't "dodge."||
Simply isn't true. This is something that pundits and Roach threw out there. Both camps are responsible for the fight not happening until now (if Manny wasn't with Top Rank the fight would have happened long ago).
Mayweather's (and their camp) animus for Bob Arum is well documented - and vice versa. He bought out his contract for $750k years ago and they refused to do business with one another for years (primarily Mayweather refusing to do business with Arum, since Arum wanted one thing for his career and Mayweather wanted another).
Cotto and Mayweather were discussed initially (when Cotto was with Top Rank) but again...Bob Arum. Cotto left Top Rank, and the fight with Mayweather was made quickly. Arum tried to get Mayweather to fight Margarito; he wasn't interested - Arum. Note no Mayweather vs Timothy Bradley discussions ever. Why? Arum. This is the first Top Rnak opponent for Mayweather I believe in the last...10 years? For those who may have followed boxing closely, years ago under Top Rank he was "Pretty Boy Floyd." Clean image, no facial hair, not much bluster. After Top Rank, it became "Money Mayweather." It's mostly a show (I think there's some Kanye in there also; supremely talented with a fair amount of asshole).
When Floyd first discussed random testing, Manny said nope, citing that he couldn't give blood within a month of the fight because it exhausted him - yet was caught on an HBO special giving blood within 20 days of a fight. When someone caught that and pointed it out to Bob Arum, he was caught completely off guard and and said he'd have to go check on that.
The "dodging" and "running" complaints are interesting. There's a ton of skill in Mayweather's defense and offense; there's a reason he has the highest hit/miss percentage in CompuBox history. There's also reason he's one of the best defensive fighters ever with Willie Pep, Pernell Whitaker, Wilfredo Benitez. They all employed a hit while getting hit less strategy (Willie Pep famously won a round without throwing a punch). He uses the shoulder roll to great effect which nobody else in boxing has used with any success (save his father and uncle). Offense he uses pull counters (opponent flicks a jab; he anticipates it, flinches back, and throws a lead right over it), check hooks, and tons of angles. Guillermo Rigondeaux is another great, great counter puncher who uses a more defense first approach, but he's also easier to goad into a back and forth. Check the highlights vs. Nonito Donaire.
As far as the opponent, it's on Manny to cut the ring off. Manny was not likely to win in the middle of the ring; he needed to throw punches in volume though (which the apparent shoulder injury impacted). Manny does have really good footwork, and usually uses tons of angles with both punches AND feet. And one of the commentators noted, he didn't cut the ring off at all - he walked in straight lines mostly.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Reminds me of that Dave Chappelle episode in the car...||
"come onnnnn t**ty.."
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Good, good||
Has been tweeting pro Michigan pics/tweets for a bit now. Hopefully he'll resist this newish "DMV (District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia) to UMD" movement. Mother apparently wants him to get away also.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Yessir||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
So. Batman is great when he has time to prepare (have to read Grant Morrrison's JLA run for background). In the Tower of Babel story arc, he developed dossiers on every JLA member in case they were mind controlled by white Martians. It was red kryptonite for Superman.
Thing is...Batman is smart as hell. He knows Clark through and through. Knows he really doesn't want to fight and would prefer to talk it out. Knows how to attack him. In Dark Knight Returns, he lured him to an open field to fight. Knew Superman would be cautious; knew he would scan using his X-ray vision. So he sets up missiles that are X-ray sensitive. He used the city grid for more power to deal with Clark's strength. Used a sonic gun to disorient him (sensitive ears).
Same thing in Dark Knight Strikes Back; had Green Arrow hit him with an arrow tipped with liquid kryptonite; had The Flash put little kryptonite bombs on his person; had The Atom shrink and dance on his eardrum (to disorient him). Then told him to him to get the hell out of his cave.
Long story short, the entire JLA considers Batman to be the biggest threat if they had a battle royale because he knows each of them and knows precisely how to defeat them. He will work around their physical advantages.
Yeah, comic book nerd from 1981.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Goes back some.||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Goes back some.||
Superman and Batman have opposing ideologies with respect to fighting crime. Batman will grind your kneecaps into dust to get an answer if need be; Superman far prefers to give someone the opportunity to come clean, and will still try his best to avoid any sort of violence if he can. They crossed paths in Frank Miller's graphic novels a few times (Dark Knight Returns in the open field where Batman faked a heart attack; Dark Knight Strikes Back when Superman came to talk but Batman roughed him up and kicked him out). The costume and illuminated eyes come right from the costume design in Dark Knight Returns (the armor he used to fight Superman).
So they have traditionally argued while acknowledging what hey both bring to the table. Grant Morrison is responsible for the entire "Batman is almost unbeatable with prep time" philosophy, hence him being the go to for tactics and strategy (this is fleshed out in Mark Waid's "Tower of Babel" story arc). Superman is, of course, the brawn. Superman = born a "god" (the scene in Kill Bill 2 where they discuss the Superman mythos is awesome); Batman is the embodiment of peak physical conditioning. Superman is computer calculation smart; Batman is identify trends/analytic smart (second best detective in comics; Sherlock Holmes is tops).
Lots there over the years, but they're borrowing heavily from the conflict in Dark Knight (Frank Miller).
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. Live there||
They're typically referencing the seats behind the benches/lower rows that are near the sidelines. Field is fairly high relative the lower row seats.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||That was my point.||
"yet Smith was still available"
Green was out from October on, but Smith was still kind of eh. There is no argument from me; merely a question regarding opinions on the overall RB hierarchy.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||re: Johnson > Smith/Green||
Is this actually a thing - and is the general consensus that he has better vision (faster, without question), balance, picks up blitzes? I initially thought that he was the beneficiary of a gradually improving OL/scheduling quirk (missed some toughies/Green played September but didn't run behind the "improved" OL - yet Smith was still available), but the "Drake Johnson is our "best" back" comments have not faded. Stats:
3 rushes, 28 yards vs App. State (Aug 30)
2 rushes, 13 yards vs MSU (Oct 25)
16 rushes, 122 yards vs Indiana (Nov 1)
10 rushes, 30 yards vs NW (Nov 8)
14 rushes, 94 yards vs Maryland (Nov 22)
15 rushes, 74 yards vs OSU (Nov 29)
At first glance, the most notable would be vs OSU (imo, whose DL is a taddddd stronger than Indiana's). Yet the OL improved quite a bit from the beginning of the season. Green hasn't run behind this OL yet - but is there enough evidence that this is a moot point?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Thought it was||
If you push back?
|16 weeks 4 hours ago||That would be astonishing.||
*hums "ohhhhh casanova"*
There is quite a bit of speculation that it is Lavert Hill, yep.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||No set date, but||
No set date, but Swenson mentioned that Harbaugh suggested a July date (in the event that they WILL have one).
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Poor damn Fleetwood||
Is it really over? :(
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Lots of offseason turmoil at Utah||
Lost both coordinators, rift between AD and coach...on the flip side, they return 16 starters. Should be a good, sturdy test.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Quite the endorsement.||
I recall rumors that DJ Durkin was passing over other opportunities "in case" Harbaugh took the Michigan job because he wanted to work with him again. If this doesn't speak volumes about his ability as a leader/influence on his coaching peers...